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‘Angels in America’ impresses with bold commitment

On Thursday night, Oct. 23, Brandeis Players presented the opening night of “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.” Directed by Sarah Waldron ’17, “Angels in America” was made of a surprisingly young ensemble cast: All of the actors were sophomores or first-years. The main cast was made up of two couples— one gay and […]

Close looking series exhibits collection of extremist literature

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the Hall-Hoag Collection of Extremist Literature was exhibited as part of the Close Looking series in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall. This collection contains over 5,000 articles, pamphlets and flyers dating back from the late 1940s to the 1980s. All of these materials promoted beliefs and convictions that society has labeled as […]

Catholic chapel honors LGBT community

A large gay pride flag has been on display outside of Bethlehem Chapel, the home for Catholics on campus, since the beginning of the month. This honoring of LGBT History Month has been joined by the addition of a pink cloth over the altar, inside the chapel, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It […]

Boris’ Kitchen showcases strong talent in first show of the year

Last weekend, Boris’ Kitchen hosted its “Old Sh*t Show” in the SCC Multipurpose Room. As everyone crammed into the room, attempting to find space anywhere on the floor, the actors stumbled through the crowd to the stage. People were already giving huge rounds of applause to each member participating in the comedy sketch group. The […]

CTL expands educational possibilities

There have been renovations within Farber Library recently, resulting in the formation of a new facility with impressive conference tables and monitors. More important than the construction, however, is the formation of the Center for Teaching and Learning, or CTL for short, on Farber 2 around the corner from the Schuster Institute. The CTL will […]

Men’s soccer beats Case Western in close match

Saturday was a good day for Brandeis athletics when the No. 4 ranked Brandeis men’s soccer team racked up their 10th win of the season in their home opener of the University Athletics Association (UAA) conference. The Judges (10-1 for the season) faced a tough opponent in Case, as the teams struggled to surpass strong […]

Community gathers to listen to Ghanaian President speak about the ‘Promise of Africa’

On Monday afternoon, the Carl J. Shapiro Theater was fully packed as the Brandeis community gathered to listen to John D. Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, deliver a speech titled “The Promise of Africa.” In his speech, Mahama not only spoke about past and current growth for the country, but also about the […]

Students protest univ meal options

A group of students entered Upper Usdan on Monday, Sept. 22 and began hanging signs near Louis’ Deli in order to express dissatisfaction with Sodexo, the food service provider for Brandeis. The group also set up two tables outside Usdan, where passing students were asked to sign a petition to Sodexo and the Brandeis administration, […]

Brandeis professor publishes book about contemporary Iranian art

Last Monday, Dr. Talinn Grigor, associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis, published her latest book, “Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio.” The book, which is already out of stock online, comprehensively analyzes contemporary Iranian art and visual culture and was featured on the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute’s website. […]

More than just volunteers

Since 1966, Brandeis University Waltham Group has been sending students to Waltham and the greater Boston area to volunteer through the group’s outreach programs. According to Lucas Malo, the director of community service on campus, Waltham Group’s goal is “embracing our city through breaking down stereotypes, building relationships, and a respect for mutual learning and […]